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File #: 21-3909   
Type: Misc - Professional Services Agreements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/17/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance authorizing the execution of a license agreement between the City of San Antonio and San Antonio Zoo for a period of one (1) year, with up to four (4) one-year (1) renewal options for the Annual Employee Service Appreciation Event for an estimated annual amount of $170,000.00 for the 2021 Event and approximately $100,000.00 for subsequent annual events. Funding in the amount of $70,000.00 is available in the FY 2021 General Fund Budget and funding for subsequent years is contingent upon City Council approval of the annual budget. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Renee Frieda, Interim Director, Human Resources]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT: Human Resources


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Renee Frieda, Interim Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-wide


SUBJECT:

License Agreement between San Antonio Zoo and the City of San Antonio


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the execution of a license agreement between the City of San Antonio and San Antonio Zoo for a period of one (1) year, with up to four (4) one-year (1) renewal options for the Annual Employee Service Appreciation Event for an estimated amount of $170,000.00 for the 2021 Event and approximately $100,000.00 for subsequent annual events. Funding in the amount of $70,000.00 is available in the FY 2021 General Fund Budget and funding for subsequent years is contingent upon City Council approval of the annual budget.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Annual Employee Service Appreciation Event is an annual event recognizing City of San Antonio employees celebrating their service anniversaries. The City of San Antonio recognizes service anniversaries in five-year increments (5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, 35 years, 40 years, 45 years, etc.).

The previous license agreement with San Antonio Spurs expired following the cancelled 2020 Annual Employee Service Appreciation Event. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the NBA rescheduling games to Orlando, Florida. The 2021 celebration, which will be held before November 7th, 2021, will include employees from both years, 2020 and 2021.

To gauge employee interest, employees reaching a service milestone in 2021 were surveyed. The respondents listed their most important aspects of a celebration as celebrating with family, prizes & food, and unique experiences. Staff also conducted one focus group session with eight employees to better understand the survey results, especially as related to COVID-19 safety precautions.

Staff conducted a site visit to the San Antonio Zoo to view facilities and discuss logistics. The San Antonio Zoo can provide an al...

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